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Kathleen Parlow Archives
Kathleen Parlow Archives
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Kathleen Parlow, violinist and teacher, was born in Calgary, 20 September 1890 and died in Oakville, Ont., 19 August 1963. She completed her studies with Leopold Auer at St Petersburg [Leningrad] Conservatory, made her professional debut in Berlin in 1907 and then toured world wide. Returning permanently to Canada in 1941, she taught at the Toronto Conservatory and founded The Canadian Trio, and the Parlow String Quartet.
Faculty of Music Event Programmes
Faculty of Music Event Programmes
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This collection consists of programmes from events at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Performers include faculty members, students, student ensembles, and guest artists, performing at one of the Faculty's theatres (Walter Hall and McMillan Theatre), and at other University venues. The complete Music Library Collection of Faculty Events includes audio and video recordings, in addition to the programmes that you find here. For the complete collection of faculty recordings, visit...
Vocal Music
Vocal Music
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27,359
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Collection of pre-1924 vocal music scores from the University of Toronto Music Library. This digitization project began in September 2021 with the digitization of secular vocal scores (Library of Congress classification M1497-M1998).
Canadian Sheet Music
Canadian Sheet Music
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194,809
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Canadian Sheet Music from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music Library.
New Music Concerts Archives
New Music Concerts Archives
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New Music Concerts (NMC) is a performing arts organization, established in Toronto in 1971 by Norma Beecroft (president) and Robert Aitken (artistic director) and they started an annual series of concerts in 1972. NMC programs feature an international array of composers and performers with composers often conducting or performing in their own works. They have commissioned numerous new compositions by Canadian composers. The NMC archives are held at the University of Toronto Music Library. This...
Olnick Rare Book Room
Olnick Rare Book Room
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327
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200,737
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The Harvey Olnick Rare Book Room contains over 2,600 volumes exemplifying the history of music, music editing, performing, and printing—from liturgical manuscripts and early printed treatises; to first editions of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Gershwin; to early Canadian sheet music and tune books. A significant number of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century opera full scores, with particular strength in the French repertoire, complements the large libretto holdings of the Thomas Fisher Rare...
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Topic: Tonic sol-fa
J. Churchill Arlidge
J. Churchill Arlidge
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Music manuscripts from the  J. Churchill Arlidge fonds  at the University of Toronto Music Library. Arlidge (1849-1913) was a flutist, organist, teacher, and composer. He moved to Toronto, Ontario from England in late 1874 and stayed for about a year, performing as a solo flutist with F.H. Torrington, acting as the first organist and choirmaster at Toronto's Carlton Street Methodist Church, and teaching.  Arlidge permanently settled with his family in the Toronto area...
Edward Johnson
Edward Johnson
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Materials from the Edward Johnson collection at the University of Toronto Music Library. Edward Johnson, tenor and administrator, was born in Guelph, Ontario on August 22, 1878. He sang in Europe (as "Edoardo di Giovanni") from 1912-1919, and in North America from 1919-1935. From 1935-1950 he was general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, New York City. He died in Guelph in 1959.
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Topic: Saxophone -- Methods
Faculty of Music collection
Faculty of Music collection
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Digitized archival materials from the Faculty of Music collection held at the University of Toronto Music Library.
Music - University of Toronto
by Troutbeck, J. (John), 1832-1899
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Topic: Choirs (Music) -- Training of
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Topics: Music -- Dictionaries, Dictionaries, Polyglot
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Topics: Sea songs, Folklore of the sea
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Topics: Phonetics, Singing and voice culture, Language, Modern -- Pronunciation
Music - University of Toronto
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Bibliography: p. [v]-vi
Topic: Music -- Dictionaries
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Topic: Violin makers
Music - University of Toronto
by Lovelock, William
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Gwen Duchemin
Topics: Harmony, Music theory, Music
Music - University of Toronto
by Gurney, Edmund, 1847-1888
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xi, 559 p
Topics: Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics, Music -- Psychology
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Topic: Musicians -- United States Directories
Vocal Music
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56p
Topic: Ballad operas -- To 1800 -- Librettos
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
Music - University of Toronto
by Chaikovskii, Modest Ilich, 1850-1916; Newmarch, Rosa Harriet Jeaffreson, 1857-1940
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"Chronological list of Tchaikovsky's compositions from 1866-1893": p. 726-749
Topic: Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893
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Topics: Keyboard harmony, Harmony, Continuo
Music - University of Toronto
by Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949; Sophocles; Hofmannsthal, Hugo von, 1874-1929
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Music Library copy 1: gift of the Estate of Robert A. Fenn
Topic: Operas
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
University of Ottawa
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Topics: Songs, Provençal, Ballads, Provençal, Folk songs, Provençal, Lullabies
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Organists, English
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Topic: Music -- Bio-bibliography
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by Thornsby, Frederick W
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"Organ bibliography": p. 357-358
Topics: Organ, Organists -- Great Britain
Music - University of Toronto
by Thornsby, Frederick W., ed
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"Bibliography of The organ", by J.H. Burn: p. 99-134
Topics: Organ (Musical instrument), Organists
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
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Arthur Plettner and Isa McIlwraith
Topics: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750, Music -- Germany 18th century History and criticism
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Arthur Plettner and Isa McIlwraith
Topics: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750, Music -- Germany 18th century History and criticism
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Arthur Plettner and Isa McIlwraith
Topics: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750, Music -- Germany 18th century History and criticism
Music - University of Toronto
by Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949; Hofmannsthal, Hugo von, 1874-1929; Molière, 1622-1673; Kalisch, Alfred, 1863-1933
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Music Library c.1: gift of the Estate of Robert A. Fenn
Topics: Operas, Ariadne (Greek mythology)
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Topics: Music -- Manuals, text-books, etc, Piano -- Methods, Music -- Examinations, questions, etc
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
Music - University of Toronto
by Forkel, Johann Nikolaus, 1749-1818; Terry, Charles Sanford, 1864-1936
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Topic: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
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Topics: Feudalism -- Greece Peloponnesus History Sources, Franks -- Greece Peloponnesus History Sources,...
Music - University of Toronto
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Copy 2 : Gift of F. Gordon Stanley
Topic: Tonic sol-fa
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by Hart, George, 1839-1891
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Topics: Violin makers, Violin
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by Prout, Ebenezer, 1835-1909; Prout, Louis Beethoven
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Topic: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750
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Topic: Songs, French
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
Music - University of Toronto
by Lang, Edith; West, George
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Includes index
Topics: Motion picture music -- Instruction and study, Musical accompaniment
Later ed. has title: Music lovers' encyclopedia
Topics: Music -- Dictionaries, Music -- Bio-bibliography
Canadian Sheet Music
by Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
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Source: folio
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
Vol. [5-15] has title in German: Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur
Topic: Music
Vocal Music
by Kommission für das deutsche Volksliederbuch
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BD.01, 2
Topics: Folk songs, German, Choruses (Men's voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied
Doreen Hall
Topic: Tonic sol-fa
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Topics: Music -- Dictionaries, Music -- Bio-bibliography
Fourth edition published under title: The Victrola book of the opera
Topic: Operas
Music - University of Toronto
by Somervell, Arthur, Sir, 1863-1937
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Topic: Sight-singing
Music - University of Toronto
by Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944
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Topic: Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
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Each volume also has special title-page
Topics: Music, Musicians
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by Hull, A. Eaglefield (Arthur Eaglefield), 1876-1928
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"List of musical compositions": p. 183-195. "Literary works": p. [199]
Topic: Scott, Cyril, 1879-1970
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Topic: Music
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by Foucher, Georges
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Topics: Violin -- Construction, Varnish and varnishing
RISM B: VI, 685
Topic: Harmony
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Topic: Correggio, 1489?-1534
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Topics: Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921, Singing -- Methods
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by Key, Pierre V. R. (Pierre Van Rensselaer), 1872-1945; Zirato, Bruno
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Topic: Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921
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by Naumann, Emil, 1827-1888; Ouseley, Frederick Arthur Gore, Sir, 1825-1889
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Translation of Illustrierte Musikgeschichte
Topic: Music -- History and criticism
Music - University of Toronto
by Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg, 1736-1809; Seyfried, Ignaz, Ritter von, 1776-1841
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Topics: Harmony, Continuo, Composition (Music)
Canadian Sheet Music
by Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875
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[English] Lamb of God, that takest away our sins, / Have compassion, have compassion upon us. / O thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, / Have compassion, have compassion, have compassion upon us. / Lamb of God, O Lamb of God, Thou that bearest the sins of the world, / Lamb of God, O Lamb of God, Thou that takest away all the sins of the world, / O Lamb of God, thy peace be with us, Lamb of God, O Lamb of God, Thy peace with us. / Thy peace, Thy peace ever be with us....
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Source: folio
Canadian Sheet Music
by Deppen, Jessie L., 1881-1956
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[Verse 1] Why should we take the promises tomorrow may not pay / When we can have the happiness, that crowds our lives today? [Refrain] In the garden of tomorrow, will the roses be more fair? / Will we find relief from the sorrow, will there be more sunshine there? / For each flower that will blossom, some will die and fade away, / Oh! I’d so much rather, all my flow’rs [flowers] gather / From the gardens of today. [Verse 2] In all the gardens of the world, There is no other flow’r...
Source: folio
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Topics: Canon (Musical form), Canons, fugues, etc, Counterpoint
Faculty of Music collection
by University of Toronto. Faculty of Music
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Season brochure for lectures at the University of Toronto and Royal Conservatory of Music (1958-1959). Speakers included Janos Starker, Ettore Mazzoleni, Hugh Le Caine, Harvey Olnick, Aksel Schiotz, Mavor Moore, Myron Schaeffer, Boyd Neel, Otto Mayer-Serra, Charles Peaker, Gilles Le Febvre, Peter Pears, Theodore Allen Heinrich, and Northrop Frye.
Topic: Brochures